Men's Soccer Moves Weekend Matches To Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

Aug. 28, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College men's soccer team has moved this weekend's home matches from The College of Notre Dame's Alumnae Field to the newly surfaced Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. The Greyhounds host Syracuse this Friday at 4:55 p.m. and welcome Princeton for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday.

Loyola, 0-1-1 after last weekend's season opening tournament at Towson, will be playing the first intercollegiate contest on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field since its summer renovations, which feature a new synthetic playing surface similar to the one in Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.

Last season, Loyola opened the year with games at Princeton and Syracuse, defeating the Tigers 2-1, while falling to the Orange, 1-nil. This season, the schools return to Loyola for the Greyhounds only non-conference home matches.

The `Hounds last defeated Syracuse in 2003, winning on an overtime goal served by Danny Wheelan and scored by Kevin Nash. The all-time series is tied 2-2-0 with all four games decided by one goal.

The Princeton series, which is equally close, has seen four ties. The Tigers hold a slight 3-2-4 edge in the series and have opened the season with Loyola the past two seasons. Princeton opens 2006 with Stanford this Friday while Syracuse comes to town with a 1-0 record after a 3-1 win over Niagara.